What is in a Vintage?
Everything! How can you expect the same results from year to year? What about rain fall, low temperatures and high temperatures, sun light, etc. Look, good wine is not cheap. I will not let you buy poor vintages. I did not buy one Napa Valley cabernet from 2011. One of the worst years in a long time. What do you do? Look to other regions of the world or other grapes until the next vintage comes out. That is why, when you find vintages you like and are good, stock up for a bad year. Also, the grape is important. Cabernet needs aging in order for the fruit to integrate. If I can find 2012 or 2013 cabernets, I am buying. 2014 is decent, 2015 are harder to find because of poor yields and 2016 look to be good but you should drink in a couple of years. I just want you to have a good experience. You are spending a lot of money.